School Crowdfunding

How do I pledge?

To pledge to your school’s project, just click the pink “Yes Please!” button on your school’s page. You’ll be asked how much you want to contribute to the school’s Carvey campaign and the quantity of contribut...

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When is my card charged?

If the project you’re backing is successfully funded, your card will be charged when the project reaches its funding deadline. If the project does not reach its funding goal, your card is never charged. If you...

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Why is funding all-or-nothing?

The “all-or-nothing” crowd funding has a number of advantages for a school: It's less risk for everyone. If the school needs $5,000, it's tough having $1,000 and a bunch of people expecting you to complete a $5...

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What forms of payment can I use to make a pledge?

You can use a debit or credit card associated with Visa, MasterCard, American Express, JCB, Discover, and Diners Club. If using a pre-paid credit card, please make sure that the card has a value of at least $1 ...

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Is my pledge amount publicly displayed?

No. The amount of your pledge and the reward selected are never publicly displayed — only the project’s creator will be able to see that information.

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Do I get notified if a project I'm backing succeeds?

We’ll send you an email when funding ends, no matter the outcome.

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How secure is it to pledge?

For this program we’ve partnered with Celery, a reputable crowdfunding platform. Celery securely stores payment information with Stripe, their payment processor. Stripe is certified to PCI Service Provider Leve...

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Will I receive a receipt for my pledge?

Once your pledge to a project has been collected, we'll send you an email that includes the details of your pledge.

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Is my pledge tax deductible?

In general, no. However, some US projects started by or with a 501(c)(3) organization may offer tax deductions. If so, this will be touted on the project page. If you have questions about tax deductions, please...

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What happens when a project is overfunded?

When a project is overfunded backers sometimes wonder: what happens with all that “extra” money? If a school has a funding goal of $5,000 and raises $25,000, what do they do with the $20,000 they didn’t ask for...

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